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Padres Win Another Close Game

Beat Rockies 2-1 On Late HR

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: Jedd Gyorko #9 of the San Diego Padres, right, is congratulated by Chase Headley #7 after he hit a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park on September 7, 2013 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 2-1. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    Since joining the starting rotation permanently on July 23, Padres pitcher Tyson Ross has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his nine starts.

    And how many of those has he won?

    THREE!

    I'm really starting to buy in to this whole, "Wins Are An Overrated Statistic For Starting Pitchers" idea.

    Ross was fantastic again Saturday night against the Rockies. Tyson punched out five and only allowed three hits in seven shutout innings. He left with a 1-0 lead, but got stuck with a no-decision because Colorado scored a run in the top of the 8th inning when Charlie Culberson slid in to home plate and knocked the glove off Nick Hundley's hand.

    Culberson would have been out, and Ross would have gotten the win, because in the bottom of the 8th, rookie 2nd baseman Jedd Gyorko hit a solo home run on to the Jack Daniel's Deck in right field to give the Padres a 2-1 lead.

    It was the 17th homer of the season for Gyorko, who's put together one of the better rookie seasons in Padres history.

    The Padres can sweep the Rockies Sunday afternoon. Ian Kennedy takes the mound against Chad Bettis.